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Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED)

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The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies promotes scholarship to better understand the conditions and policies fostering transformations from authoritarian rule to democracy. Initially focusing on transitions in Europe and Eurasia, it will subsequently expand its scope to other emerging democracies across the globe.

Inaugurated in 2008, WCED works in association with the Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Program in Polish Studies; Islamic Studies Program; and Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia

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